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, tensions are rising in cairo and across egypt, days after that country's new president once hailed as a hero and reformer made a huge power grab that has some labeling him egypt's new pharaoh. tonight supporters and opponents of mohamed morsi are calling for mass demonstrations. nbc's jim maceda is high above cairo's tahrir square. jim, good evening. >> reporter: hi, kate. well, of course, tahrir square behind me was ground zero for egypt's 2011 uprising, but lately it's had a similar feel and the smell of tear gas is back in the air. clashes between morsi opponents and riot police raged through the night and into a second day. protesters turning tahrir square into a tent encampment and pledging to target the besieged president until he designs or rescinds the decrees which give him sweeping powers and put him above the law. the move has triggered riots across the country, injuring more than 300 egyptians. "if morsi does that, we'll be exactly like iran, said this protester. "he is making himself not just a dicer, he's making himself a god." he said he had to take action to take ra
attention to overseas. it was less than a week ago you may recall the president of egypt, president morsy, was hailed as a hero for helping to broker that cease-fire between israel and hamas. well, days later he surprised just about everybody by awarding himself sweeping new powers back home in egypt. that triggered a wave of violence in the streets. it brought crowds and protesters back to the familiar confines of tahrir square. tonight, the president of egypt is embarking on a campaign of damage control. our report from nbc's ayman mohyeldin in cairo. >> reporter: a day of mourning across egypt, in cairo, thousands paid respects to a protester killed by police. and in alexandria, a funeral for the member of the muslim brotherhood, just fifteen years old. both were victims of the riots that broke out after president morsy gave himself sweeping new powers. it ignited a wave of protests among them, and loyal supporters fighting in the streets. the muslim brotherhood were to blame, we elected them, thought they would lift us up, but they threw us to the ground. i will never vote for them ag
involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with martin fletcher in tel aviv. >> reporter: good evening, they met on the agenda escalating in gaza and a possible ground invasion. the militants are challenging israel, by firing rockets where they never fired them before. a complete surprise, jerusalem, israel's capital, was attacked for the first time today. this picture on the internet, two rockets fired from gaza fell harmlessly outside the city. tel aviv, too, for the second time in two days in two days, the second time the rocket fell in the sea. hamas showing its back has not been broken. there is no rest for the south, either, even while burying the dead from yesterday's raid that killed three people. mourners went into panic, at yet another siren warning for yet another rocket at
>>> and in egypt, the new president there just handed himself a lot more power. and so the streets in cairo explode again while the region watches a shaky cease-fire. >>> and the stories we're just now learning about. the people who saved so many lives after that awful chain-reaction thanksgiving day pileup in texas. >> and thinking outside the box when shopping for that perfect gift. remember, a lot of kids are just fine with the box. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, we learned a new term this year, you might have heard it, some people were trotting out gray thursday to describe the stores open on thanksgiving day to get a jump on the shopping season that normally begins with black friday today, tonight. and all over the country. while the gray was meant to show the kind oretailing gray area, the black in black friday of course, means in the black positive sales to start off the season. there was a time when this day every year was not the same as injuries, incidents and riots, but it has happened again as americans get all worked up into a shopping frenzy. we begin toni
are under way in cairo. egypt knows without a truce the conflict could spread throughout the area. both sides have conditions the leader said israel must stop killing its leaders and give palestinians more freedom to travel and import goods. israeli prime minister netanyahu, according to aides, also wanted a negotiated settlement. first, a cease-fire, then more talking. the palestinian negotiator visited gaza with a message from the cairo talks. >> yes, there is a possibility that there are serious negotiations. but israel will have to give up its attempt to cow us and look like it is a surrender. >> reporter: what are they asking from the palestinian side? >> they start with -- a call for surrender, i mean, you stop, you deliver your weapons and then we'll see what to do. >> reporter: a truce is in the works, but until that happens gaza remains under attack. richard engel, nbc news, gaza. >>> this is martin fletcher in southern israel where everyone is desperate to know, ground invasion of gaza or truce? officials say it is 50/50, leaving three and a half million israelis at the mercy
president of egypt, mohamed morsi. the question now, is will it hold? will the people of the region get some peace? we have more on both sides of the conflict. we get more from our chief correspondent andrea mitchell, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, kate, the cease-fire was brokered under pressure from president obama, but wouldn't have happened without egypt's new islamic president, mohamed morsi, playing a key role. the cease-fire came after another night of punishing air strikes against gaza. and the first bus bombing in tel aviv in eight years. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza, the rocket attacks must end to bring a broader, calm return. >> reporter: the agreement calls for israel to stop air strikes and hamas to stop rocket attacks. if that holds for 24 hours, they will talk about border contrs on gaza, and promise no more targeting of hamas leaders. israeli ground troops are mobilized, if there are attacks >> now, i realize that there are citizens who expect a harder military action, and we may very well need to do that. but at the pre
of palestinians were being treated for injuries, word from egypt that a truce would be in place by the day's end came as a shock. then israel switched into really high gear, using the last few hours to target four cars of suspected militants. killing more than a dozen palestinians and two journalists from a pro hamas tv station. palestinian families suddenly began flooding into schools. they were frantic, overloaded with blankets, arriving packed in cars. on horse drawn carts, on tractors. we're doomed this woman said, we've been kicked out of our homes. more rushed into classrooms, looking for shelter. >> people are screening in here after these leaflets were dropped on their homes. they say in arabic, immediately evaluate your houses by order of the israeli military. it's created something of a panic here, and people think an israeli invasion could be imminent. israel said it dropped leaflets so civilians can avoid conflict zones. for many here, this felt like a cruel trick. hundreds of thousands of gazans ordered to move away from the israeli border with little notice. and told to move into a
in egypt. growing fight between a president once hailed as a hero and angry protesters threatening a revolution. >>> road rage caught on camera but not in the way you might think. how folks on two wheels are turning into four wheelers who don't play nice on the road. >>> making a difference for families who thought their most cherished memories were lost forever. >>> good evening. by any measure this weekend has been a bonanza for retailers. we went from gray thursday to black friday and we're rounding the corner into cyber monday. one of our viewers suggested today should have been dubbed so broke sunday. say what you will about the state of the economy but americans didn't hold back this holiday weekend. a record number of shoppers were out there, 247 million in all. the amount spent per shopper last year, total spending was up, online sales was up too. that doesn't include all the online spending about to happen tomorrow. we begin with kristen dahlgen at a mall in california. kristen. >> reporter: good evening, kate. those door buster deals may be gone but the shoppers aren't. y
." a possible calming influence, tomorrow, the prime minister of egypt will visit gaza saturday, the prime minister of turkey, hoping by their very presence it will calm things down, making it harder for hamas to fire rockets and making it harder for israel to attack. now breaking news, also just hearing that a few minutes ago, three palestinian children were reported killed in an israeli bomb attack. >> we'll take whatever calming influence we can get in this still new conflict. martin fletcher in tel aviv. nbc's ayman mohyeldin has been able to make his way into gaza city tonight. he was able to file this report a short time ago as this conflict you're about to see took on much more of the appearance of a shooting war. >> reporter: well, you can hear the sounds of the explosions behind me, brian. it is an indication that the israeli operation is continuing well into the night. and that really is what has th people here very much anxious, very much nervous. it has been like this for the past several hours. there is no indication it will let up. in fact, they're bracing for the possibility
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